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(Gaja) "Magari" Toscana I.G.T. 2014 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 92]

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Winery Notes:
The 2014 weather trend has been marked by a mild winter, a cool and rainy spring and a moderately warm and quite rainy summer, especially in July when we counted 20 episodes of rainfalls. The temperatures have been far below the annual average, never exceeding 29°C. The winds, typical and constant in the Bolgheri region, were less evident than usual. Instead of the cool and dry northerly Tramontana wind, the warm and southerly Scirocco made sporadic appearances throughout the whole of September. To ensure healthy and evenly ripe grapes we proceeded with the heaviest leaves thinning ever done in our vineyards. We also had to go through the toughest grape selection which lead us to a 50% reduction in the overall production. The harvest has been late, it begun on September 15 with Merlot and ended with Cabernet Sauvignon on October 4.

Tasting Notes:
Deep and vivid purple color. In the bouquet of 2014 Magari features well the fresh and floral character of Cabernet Franc. It takes a while to open up, but when it does the nose expresses complex aromas of balsamic herbs – notably mint and eucalyptus – ink and sweet spices. It also has a particular hint of anise and dill, lavender and violet flowers. In the mouth is juicy and sweet, with notes of crunchy black cherry. The wine is well balanced and harmonic in the final.

Vineyards: In Bolgheri, both on dark soil rich in lime and clay, and white soil full of limestone, clay and stones.

Appellation: Bolgheri D.O.C.

Winemaking method:
The three varieties ferment and macerate separately for around 15 days. After 12 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then aged for several months in the bottle before release.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Bolgheri Rosso Magari opens to a dark garnet color and pretty ruby highlights. I really love the crispness, acidity and linearity of this vintage that stands so far away from the more opulent and robust editions of the past. Angelo Gaja has interpreted the 2014 vintage very nicely in his beautiful property on the Tuscan Coast. Instead of looking for power and thickness, he strives for finesse and crispness. Yes, the vintage was cooler and wetter, but his skill in obtaining these qualities should not go overlooked. This is a different kind of Gaja wine (made with Merlot and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc), but a very worthwhile expression nonetheless. I will give it a shorter drinking window, however." - Monica Larner (Oct 28th, 2016)